Glass Recycling to Return in 2019

Curbside glass recycling will resume and Houstonians will be able to recycle plastic shopping bags for the first time.

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Houston Recycling

Houston Health Dept urges flu shots

Nearly 13 percent of current emergency room visits in the Houston area are due to flu-like illnesses.

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HISD introducing new start times for 2018-2019 school year

Instead of the 67 different start times the district has now, the start times will all be standardized.

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$20M gift will create regional mental health center

Center will be aimed at improving access to the best treatments - initially focusing on those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Jan. 16, 2018Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

Glass Recycling to Return in 2019

The Houston City Council authorized a 15-year, $38 million contract with Fomento de Construcciones Y Contratas Inc (FCC) for processing Houston’s recyclables. FCC will build a new, state-of-the-art processing plant in northeast Houston which will employ 100-140 people. Continue Reading »

Jan. 12, 2018Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week at City Hall

This Week: Glass Recycling to Return in 2019; First Female Public Works Director Confirmed; Houston Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Road Closures for Chevron Houston Marathon. Continue Reading »

Jan. 11, 2018City of Houston

Mayor Turner & Houston Health Department urge flu shots, flu precautions

Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston Health Department urge everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu shot if they haven’t already, as influenza levels spike in Houston and across the nation. Continue Reading »

Jan. 10, 2018City of Houston

Council Approves Recycling Contract That Accepts Glass & Plastic Bags

Mayor Sylvester Turner hailed the City Council’s resounding approval today of a 15-year contract with FCC SA for processing Houston residents’ recyclable materials – a deal that will save taxpayers millions of dollars and accept glass and filmy plastic bags. Continue Reading »